Wellbeing for Stress: Men’s Retreat with Stephen Archer

A weekend course

Friday 7pm – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.45am – 4.45pm.

20, 21 & 22 May 2022


“Have you found yourself overwhelmed and stressed by Covid, but don’t know how to cope or where to reach out?

Please email office@wal.org.nz to register for this course

Course Details

Learn how to strengthen your  emotional and mental wellbeing though a  weekend of Mindfulness. This workshop aims to not overload you with contents, but give you time to be with yourself and learn some new tools”.

• What is mindfulness and its benefits? • Learning mindfulness skills for boosting mental and emotional wellbeing • Dealing with distractions and mental clutter • Managing our attention more effectively • How mindfulness promotes greater calm and resiliency • Understanding the neuroscience of stress and how to self-regulate • A varied series of guided mindfulness exercises, and debriefing • Exploring our core attachment needs and how to create a greater sense of safety within ourselves and our relationships • The power of empathy: mindful listening and communication skills • Mindfulness and emotional intelligence: building our best connection with self and others • How mindfulness enables us to be more resourceful in the face of change, pressure and uncertainty • Creating more mindful approach to life and tips for developing daily mindfulness • Discussion and group inquiry • Downloadable guided mindfulness exercise led by your trainer in MP3 Audio format, to support ongoing practice for all participants.


The Learning Centre, Artworks
2 Korora Road
Waiheke Island
Auckland 1081
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Phone: 09 372 9868



Stephen Archer is managing director of Mindfulness Training and Mindfulness Works for Organisations, and a qualified mindfulness educator. He is passionate about helping people to learn mindfulness and discover its benefits. Stephen is an engaging speaker and trainer providing practical and original perspectives on practicing mindfulness in the digital age. 

He has been involved with mindfulness for 40 years and began practicing while he was finishing a degree in Eastern studies in the UK. At the age of 23 Stephen was formally trained in mindfulness as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai 

forest tradition. His training included working closely with different teachers and completing lengthy retreats to strengthen his practice. Thirteen years later he emerged from the monkhood with the intention to offer his skills and learnings to the public. 

During the last 25 years Stephen has expanded his skill base by studying the psychology and neuroscience of mindfulness. He has run workplace mindfulness trainings for organisations including Westpac, Kiwibank, Air New Zealand and NZ Police, delivered courses in healthcare and prisons, and assisted the Mental Health Foundation of NZ to develop their approach to mindfulness. He has worked at the Leadership Development Centre in Wellington running year-long mindful leadership programmes, and is also a trustee of Te Moata, a retreat centre and nature sanctuary in the Coromandel, www.temoata.org where he has led over fifty public 7-day residential mindfulness intensives since 1996.  

 Stephen was profiled for his year-long work at Kiwibank on New Zealand’s TV3 Newshub programme, see a part of it here https://vimeo.com/164536789    

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